Author of "Embracing Auschwitz" and "Mensch•Marks: Life Lessons of a Human Rabbi - Wisdom for Untethered Times." Winner of the Rockower Award, the highest honor in Jewish journalism and 2019 Religion News Association Award for Excellence in Commentary. Musings of a rabbi, journalist, father, husband, poodle-owner, Red Sox fan and self-proclaimed mensch, taken from essays, columns, sermons and thin air. Writes regularly in the New York Jewish Week and Times of Israel.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Can Sanctions Work Against Iran?
As the US policy of engagement with Iran shifts now toward sanctions, some urgent questions must be raised as to whether and how sanctions could work. Mitchell Bard, in his "Myths and Facts," argues argues that sanctions are counterproductive and that the only two options left are military action and dealing with a nuclear iran. Neither is a good option, he says, but we shouldn't be caught in the illusion that there are any other choices.
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